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>>> the strong reaction to james holmes appearance before a judge. >>> i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. >> for the first time the world sees the man accused of the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. teresa garcia reports for wjz. james holmes physical appearance disturbs some victims in the court. >> james holmes had brightly died hair and appeared to be daze for his first court appearance. >> you have a right to remain silent. >> the suspected gunman refused to look at the judge while he was read his rights. several times it looked like the 24-year-old was nodding off. >> you're currently being held on a no bond hold. >> prosecutors said they didn't know whether holmes was on medication. >> there's no such thing as a slam dunk case. it is a case where we will -- we're still looking at the enormous amount of evidence. >> the district attorney said her office will consider pursuing the death penalty and consult with the families of the victims before making that decision. >> if the death penalty is brought, that's a long process that impacts their lives for years. . >> family
and their families. the holmes family would like to maintain their privacy so at this time we will not be discussing james or his relationship to the family. and we would respect courtesy in that regard. so thank you very much for your tim time. >> i don't think he was able to, no. they're doing as well as they can under the circumstances. you know, we haven't been looking at all of the news reports, so i really can't comment on that. that, i can't comment on that, either. criminal defense attorneys understand the system a lot better than civil attorneys. [ inaudible question ] >> i'm sorry. [ inaudible question ] >> throughout the process. throughout. all through the weekend when i was getting calls and also after i saw his appearance. >> i really can't comment on that. [ inaudible website ] [ inaudible question ] >> i have no comment on that. i have no comment on their whereabouts. i don't think they would like the media to know where they are. i think arlene holmes statement clarifies that a bit as to how they reacted. i think everyone can imagine how they're feeling. anyone who has ever been a p
new details about accused killer james holmes. jim axelrod has that as holmes prepares to appear in court. also joe paterno's iconic statue removed. armen keteyian shows the sanctions it to be imposed on the penn state football program tomorrow. >> this is captioning sponsored by cbs the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor reporting tonight from aurora, colorado. >> jeff: and good evening, everyone. the epicentre of this tragedy is the theatre behind us. but tonight the focus of the investigation and the remembrance has moved well beyond. some explosives and chemicals removed from james holmes' apartment have been destroyed though investigators saved samples that are being sent to the fbi lab in quantico, virginia. the accused killer posed with brightly died hair for a photograph is scheduled to be in court tomorrow. and president obama arrived near buckley air force face. will meet privately with families of the victims. as the immensity of the the toll here comes into focus the driving question remains, why. barry petersen begins our coverage. >> reporter: the 12 dead have now al
but his demeanor caught everyone's attention. james holmes sat glassy eyed looking bewilderebewildered. >> reporter: good morning. suspect james holmes is back in s solitaire confinement this morning. his family is standing by him and they're concerned about the death penalty. investigators for james holmes defense team are scheduled to be inside the century 16 theater today looking for any evidence they can find which could help defend their client. on monday, holmes appeared in court for the first time for a preliminary hearing. his hair was dyed orange red and he had a dazed look as a judge advised him about his rights and his alleged crime. >> you committed the offense of first-degree murder which is a class 1 felony under colorado law. >> reporter: some of the victim's families were inside the room including ian sullivan, the father of veronica moser-sullivan. david waited outside of the courtroom. his son was shot in the head and is in critical condition. >> to feel the pain in there makes you more angry about this man that decided to take everybody's life. >> reporter: prosecuto
on the largest mass shooting in american history. alleged gunman james eagan holmes is due in court this morning. >> jeff is at the scene of the shooting in aurora, colorado. good morning to you, jeff. >> reporter: good morning to you and our viewers across the west. we watched a vigil last night, an extraordinary outpouring of support here in aurora. this as the president reminded the nation about the resolve of the human spirit. >> even in the darkest of days, you know, life continues, and people are strong and people bounce back and people are resilient. >> reporter: the president arrived here sunday afternoon, first meeting privately with families of those who died and those injured. and he shared a heroing tale of heroism. stephanie davies and ally young were there when the gunman threw a gas canister inside the theater. ally immediately stood up. >> she was shot in the neck and a punctured vein and immediately she started spurting blood. stephanie, 21 years old, had the presence of mind to drop down on the ground with her, pull her out of the aisle, place her fingers over where ally had be
>> pelley: tonight, the colorado massacre suspect in court james holmes appeared dazeened and was prevented from speaking by his barry petersen was in the courtroom, john miller is on the investigation. penn state is hit with crippling penalties and joe paterno is wiped out of the record books armen keteyian on the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal. >> sports themselves can become too big to fail. in the penn state case the results were perverse and unconscionable. >> pelley: a pioneer has died. sally ride, the first american woman in space. and john blackstone on the survivors of the aurora massacre fighting for their lives. >> he needs to get better because he needs to be a dad. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. it was a strange and jarring picture. we got our first look today at the man accused of the worsz mass shooting in u.s. history-- the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado. 24-year-old james holmes made his first court appearance, but from the looks of him, it wasn't entirely clear t
. there was fear and chaos as james holmes fired again and again with an assault rifle, holding 100 rounds. sources tell abc news, the smith and wesson high powered rifle, holmes' most deadly weapon jammed. the carnage could have been worse. more people survived, in part, sources say because holmes was probably squeezing the trigger so quickly the magazine malfunctioned. holmes was ready for war. also armed with a tactical shotgun. and abc news has learned the pistol police recovered in the theater had an extended 40-round clip. police are urgently seeking a motive and may have gotten a critical break in the case. authorities recovered a computer from the suspect's booby trapped apartment and sources tell us more evidence of his batman obsession. abc news has learned police discovered a variety of batman paraphernalia including a poster and mask from the comic book series. many of my source s appear stunned at the suspect's cold-blooded fury. >> gets you so angry, too, reports out of jail now he is showing absolutely no remorse through awful this. he is still maining his joker persona, spitting at
massacre made his first court appearance today. james holmes had orange red hair and remained silent as some of the injured victims and their families looked on. joins us live where one of the victims told her holmes deserves no mercy. >> that's right, heather and it was an emotionless james holmes who walked into the courtroom in shackles. he looked dazed at times and really out of it. this is the first step in a series of. >> was shot in the chin. she was among the victims when james holmes made his first court appearance. >> his hair was all orange because he's some freak. >> she thinks he deserves the death penalty. holmes appeared dazed as he listened to the judge. jordan gally who lost his sister jessica skipped the hearing because he was afraid he might lash out at the suspect. >> i don't want to look at the eyes of the man that took away my sister and 11 other lives. >> reporter: he has reportedly not been cooperating with police. prosecutors stopped short of calling it a slam dunk case. >> the investigation doesn't stop. it will continue up through trial. >> reporter: an att
of him in the courtroom. police say 24-year-old james holmes is the man who opened fire in a crowded theater in aurora, colorado. his victims saw him in bulletproof body armor. today they got quite a surprise. >> reporter: james holmes appeared dazed, confused and sometimes comatose in his first court appearance. james holmes did not say a word as the judge said he would be charged one week from today and that bail is out of the question. >> given the nature of the charges you are held on a no bond hold. >> reporter: he was arrested friday morning outside the movie theater where he killed 12 and wounded 58 others during the movie dark knight rises. he was in front of the theater when the gunman began shooting. the man he saw today has nothing in common with the cold blooded killer who appeared before him in body armor. the brother of the sportscaster killed, says he believes james holmes is putting on an act. >> this guy is nothing -- he is a coward and a genius. >> reporter: the father of another victim was at the hearing today. >> death. >> reporter: prosecutor's say it is too earl
's father skipped going to the hospital this morning to attend a court hearing of james holmes. >> i feel like i make sure that justice is taken with this man. and this support everybody that has been through this. >> david sanchez says he wants holmes to face the death penalty. several of those who died are being remembered for sacrificing to save their friends. the victims honored in the u.s. senate with a moment of sil skbrens a tribute from minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> now, boy like to honor the victims by reciting their names. veronica moser-sullivan. board on... >> the president visited families and victims yesterday. you'll find more on the victims on our web site. >> and an attorney spoke out on behalf of james holmes parents clarifying the statement his mother may have told a reporter. those words made it sound like she knew her son was the shooter. his parents are standing by their son but say they're hearts go out to the victims and families. his mother, arlene claims she didn't know her son was a suspect until a news reporter called and woke her up just before 6:00 a.m.
:00 on the west. our first look at the movie theater massacre suspect since his arrest. james holmes facing a colorado judge this hour. live cameras in the courtroom. >>> penn state football escapes the so-called death penalty, but the punishment just handed down by the ncaa may be even worse. >>> and drew peterson goes on trial for the murder of his third wife while the disappearance of wife number four is still an open case. >>> we begin with a death penalty for penn state football, well, not so much, but this is definitely going to hurt. just this morning, the university got slapped with a massive penalty that will last for years to come. among the most brutal, a $60 million fine. a four-year post-season ban and a forfeit of all football wins since 1998. you know what that means? joe paterno loses his title as winningest coach in major college football history. all of this in the wake of that child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. rumors of the massive fine trickled out on sunday, the same time paterno's iconic statue on campus was wrapped in pl
, and the impression james holmes made on victims' families. it's tuesday, july 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we will take you live off to colorado in just a moment for our top story. >>> and then the harsh punishment for penn state's prestigious football program. what's next for the campus after the ncaa's decision. an unprecedented decision from the governing body there in college football, definitely their football program is going to struggle the next couple of years as well as the the economy surrounding state college. >> not only just the number of scholarships, the $60 million fine, and then, no post season for the next four years. they hit them from every angle. if you watched the press conference with the ncaa officials, the word, used, was culture, want to change the culture of the program. so no one was shocked. i've don't think. they expected this to come down the pike. it has the. >>> disturbing video coming from a mississippi day-care center. the surveillance pictures getting a lot of
is in custody has been identified as 24-year- old james holmes. as this day unfolded, the horror from those early moments of this shooting rampage have lost none of their impact. >> the first call went out after midnight. packed theater premiering a new bat man film, a horrific attack is being unleashed that was all too real. >> 3:14, for a shooting at century theaters. they are saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. >> it began when the alleged gunman, 24-year-old james holmes stood in front of the screen. some said they thought it was part of the film or a prank. people in the theater say the first shots were followed by larger bursts of gunfire. >> they heard a loud explosion and shortly after that, we heard gun shots open up and it sounded like a fully automatic weapon. >> cell phone video captured the moments. theater goers are seen covered in blood. they put the death toll at 12 dead in all 71 shot, a three month old baby. >> most of the injuries were again gun shot wounds, they varied from wounds to the chest and abdomen to extremity wounds as well. >> near his car in
suspect. >> hello, i'm james. >> reporter: taken six years ago when james holmes spoke at a science camp. sources tell abc news the automatic rifle holmes allegedly used jammed during the shooting spree but he had extended clips for other weapons that held up to 40 rounds. holmes also recent lead applied for a membership at the private gun rage but was turned away because the owner thought he was "creepy." aurora's mayor is concerned the death toll could rise. >> we saw some people yesterday who, who are still terribly injured. and may not make it. >> reporter: holmes will make his first court appearance in the morning. we are told it is brief and he will not enter a plea. rob, paula, back to you. >> thanks to brandi, the make shift memorial to victims keeps on growing as friends and strangers alike as they add flowers, american flags and personal mementos on the site in the shadows of the century 16 movie theater, a cross has been placed for each of the 12 victims. >> same guy made the crosses that made them for columbine. >> he came back from aurora, illinois, where he was traveling fr
for such a lightweight. [ female announcer ] olay regenerist. >>> back to our top story, james holmes was a one-man arsenal when he walked into the aurora movie theater friday morning. >> investigators say he had two pistols, a shotgun and an automatic weapon. and bought 6,000 rounds of ammo all on line. abc's pierre thomas shows us how holmes was able to arm himself so very easily. >> reporter: abc news has learned and authorities suspect if all had gone according to the suspect's plan, the bombs in his apartment would have blown up the walls of his residence and possibly burned down the entire building. this fireball was created when police disposed of only part of the death trap. police had to overcome a room full of bombs and a spaghetti jumble of wires. once finally inside, police discovered evidence of an apparent obsession with batman. according to sources, among the paraphernalia recovered, a batman mask and batman poster. the most critical item found a computer. police hope it will be the key to unlocking why holmes went on his murderous rampage. but many are left to wonder how holmes
: it was taken six years ago when holmes spoke at a science camp. sources tell abc news the automatic rifle holmes allegedly used jammed during the shooting spree, but he had extended clips for other weapons that held up to 40 rounds. holmes also recently applied for a membership at this private gun range but was turned away because the owner thought he was, quote, creepy. a police psychologist says when you put it altogether, including his booby-trapped apartment, he doesn't believe holmes had a break with reality. >> premeditated, yeah. >> reporter: he thought it through? >> thought it through. planned it. had weapons of choice. >> reporter: well, right now, holmes is being held in isolation. he is supposed to make his first court appearance tomorrow morning. rob, paula. >> brandi, speaking of the court appearance, he is expected to travel from jail to the courthouse in an underground tunnel so he won't be accessible to eyes, ears, video cameras. what do we expect to hear from that courthouse appearance? >> reporter: well, we just found out there is a slight possibility that holmes may no
, the suspected shooter, james holmes, will make his first court appearance in the courthouse that is right behind me. he's being held in the ajas ent jail in isolation in connection with the killings. he faces first degree murder charges, an offense that could carry a possible death penalty process. he spent months planning the rampage. so far we know of no motive. officers say right now he is not cooperating. this as the people of aurora are coming together and remembering the victims and trying to move forward. last night thousands attended a prayer vigil to honor those touched by the violence and to remember the lives lost. earlier president obama met with survivors and families of those killed. here he is with 2002 young women who survived the shooting after meeting with them he spoke about justice for the victims. >> although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention over the last couple of days, that attention will fade away. and in the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who are impacted by this tra
on in our program. still ahead on "starting point," the owner of a gun range that james holmes trialed tried to access to, why he had a strange feeling about the gunman. and what would cause a person to do something so evil and so atrocious? i'll speak with a clinical psychologist about any possible warning signs. you're watching "starting point." we're back in just a moment. >> it's not surprising to me, his first thought would be her. that's what a man does. he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we're going to miss him. t about? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula visibly reduces wrinkles in one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. the lines, the cost, the hassle. ♪ express yourself [ female announcer ] why not try coffee-mate? with over 25 delicious flavors for a fraction of the cost of the coffee house. add your flavor, with coffee-mate, from nestle. add your flavor, according to ford, the works fuel saver package could literally pay for itself. jim twitchel is this true? yes it's true. how is this possible? proper tire inflation, by
>>> the congregation prayed for the accused gunman. >>> james holmes as a mother and father and they carry a big burden we forget him to >>> across from the crime scene this man from illinois placed 12 crosses one for each victim he did this and after the 1999 columbine shootings >>> >>> all around are people selling church is turning to prayer to make sense of a massacre the suspected gunman remains in solitary confinement while the investigation continues. authorities want to know how holmes got the materials and in his apartment. >>> were building a case to show this was deliberate and processed by an intelligent man who want to do this >>> president obama arrived this afternoon he meets privately with the victims' families the suspect expected to make his first court appearance monday morning. law enforcement has revealed inside the suspect's apartment s.i. batman poster they found a batman mask and investigators have confiscated computer hard drive. >>> what you know about homes trying to join a shooting range >>> last month he tried to join a shooting range nearby in colorado and ya have to thoug
holmes peeks out for the first time. and less than 24 hours after the joe paterno statue comes down, penn state is punished heavily. we're getting a first look now at the accused mastermind in one of the deadliest shooting massacres in recent history. >> the mug shot of jason holmes was released just hours after learning the charges he faces. >> there is a lot to discuss. spokesperson for the family is talking and holmes himself sets for the first time before a judge. in his first court appearance, a dazed-looking jason holmes remains silent. he could face the death penalty in connection with the friday morning feeder shooting spree in aurora colorado, a claim doesn't lives and left many other seriously -- that claimed a dozen lives and left many others seriously injured. >> i feel like i want to make sure justice is taken with this man and support everyone has been to this. >> for the first time, we are hearing from the suspect's family. >> the family want to reiterate that their hearts go out to the victims and their families. >> the family attorney spoke to the media an
and chemicals removed from james holmes' apartment have been destroyed, though investigators saved samples that are being sent to the fbi lab in quantico, virginia. the accused killer and former aience student posed with brightly died hair for a rrotograph is scheduled to be in court for the first time tomorrow morning. and president obama arrived late today buckley air force base, which lost two servicemen in the shooting. he met privately with families of the victims. >> as i described, i come to them not so much as president as i do as a father and as a husband. i think that the recent stories like this have such an impact on us is because we can all understand what it would be to have somebody that we love taken from us thethis fashion. >> glor: as the immensity of the toll comes into focus, the egining question remains, why. barry petersen begins our coverage. >> reporter: the 12 dead have now all been identified. the youngest victim six-year-old veronica moser-sullivan. her mother was shot in the throat and chest and remains in critical condition. and aunt struggled in church stis mo
that he comes to them as a father and a husband. authorities say the suspected gunman, james holmes, is not cooperating. a memorial across the street from the theater is now growing. tonight, hundreds turned out for a vigil to the 12 who died and 58 who were injured. teresa garcia begins our coverage from aurora. ♪ you are the strength of my life ♪ >> reporter: the community of aurora, colorado, came together sunday for a vigil, remembering the victims of friday's shooting massacre. >> our city will be stronger and greater because of our adversity. >> reporter: president obama met privately with grieving families. he spoke to the media afterwards. >> it was an opportunity for families to describe how wonderful their brother or their son or daughter was. >> reporter: sunday's service at colorado community church focused on the massacre, including prayers for the suspected shooter, 24-year-old james holmes. >> james holmes has a mother and a father, and they are carrying a very big burden. so we forgive him, too. >> reporter: just across the street from the crime scene, mourners w
the man police say opened fire. abc 2 news has uncovered exclusive video that james holmes gave to a group of students. >> reporter: stunning new images of suspect james holmes an exclusive video and photos obtained by abc 2 news. this is video of holmes talking to students at a science camp in san diego. discussing what he calls illusions. >> the then 18-year-old holmes appears slightly nervous. >> the study of subjective experience which is what's placed inside the minded as a opposed to the external world. >> reporter: as new details emerge about holmes residents of aurora are still trying to draw up what happened. president obama heads to console a grieving community. >> it's like whoever thought this would immediately affect my family. when they see other shootings. they think, oh my gosh, i can't imagine what those families are going through. >> reporter: the suspect, james holmes was on a path on destruction. not only killing and injuring dozens in a colorado movie theater but in his apartment was a mind field of explosive booby-traps. designed to kill anyone who entered. a auth
reported after last friday's shooting. holmes has refused to cooperate. here's manuel gallegus live from aurora, colorado with more. >> reporter: murder suspect james holmes appeared in court this morning for the first time with bright orange-red hair. he seemed to be dozing off at times as the judge advised him of his rights and his alleged crime. suspected gunman james holmes made his first court appearance since the deadly rampage at a colorado movie theater. he was read his rights and asked if he understood why he was in court. >> you shall not harass, molest, intimidate, retaliate against or tamper with any witness to or victim of the acts you are charged with committing. >> reporter: prosecutors were given until next monday to file formal charges. police say holmes shown here in an internet photo on adult friend finder has lawyered up and is refusing to cooperate with the investigation. authorities say it could take months to learn what motivated the attack. the district attorney is considering pursuing the death penalty against holmes. prosecutors will consult with the families of
tonight, an abc news exclusive. for the first time, video of the gunman james holmes. as new details emerge about his alernlged effort to gun a gun range. the own horse said no because of red flags. "world news" the police chief here who describes what it was like in the suspect's apartment. >> i have never seen anything like it. >> and the lives lost, the 12 faces. tonight, the stories. the beautiful girl with ice cream. and the patient who thought he lost his best friend in the theater and the phone call he got in the hospital room. >>> good evening again tonight from aurora, colorado. as we come on the air this evening. president obama has just arrived to meet the survivors of the deadly rampage at the theater behind me. and residents of the community pay honor to the victims. and james holmes, the new videos and photographs emerges, showing holmes after high school graduation. and the material from the suspect's booby trapped apartment. and the 12 lives lost. the 6-year-old give who loved her ice cream and the navy s.e.a.l. who loved the mountains. first, the exclusive look at th
24-year-old james holmes sat silently as a judge advised him of his rights and ordered he be held without bond on suspicion of first degree murder. holmes is accused of shooting and killing 12 people during a midnight screening of "the dark knight rises." 58 others were injured. this afternoon nine remain in critical condition. >>> good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim rosen field in for jim hanley this afternoon. it was the first appearance for holmes since the deadly rampage. >> jay gray has more from the family members. >> you have a right to be represented by an attorney. >> reporter: these are the first public images since the attack, a picture of evil for so many watching, including the family members of the victims. >> he does look fairly, seems like demonic or something like that. >> reporter: the 24-year-old is accused of plotting for months and then carrying out a rampage wore a maroon jailhouse jumpsuit, haired dyed red and pink. >> i just want to see his face. >> reporter: he was disengaged, head bobbing back and forth, at times wide-eyed and fighting to keep
in africa. "outfront" tonight, our first glimpse of a suspected mass murderer, james holmes. the man suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a packed movie theater on friday appeared in court today, with bright red hair and dramatic facial expressions, he looked like he was out of it at times. he looked blankly up and down and staring into space at times. and it looked like a man who was out of it. for the first time, we're hearing about this neuroscience student. we're about to hear his voice for the first time. this is holmes speaking at a science camp in san diego from 2006. he's 18 years old in this video obtained by abc news. and here he talks about a shared interest with a mentor. >> he also studied subject ift experience, which is what take place inside the mind as opposed to the external world. i'm carrying on his work in subjective experience. >> and in jail a just-released inmate told the new york daily news he saw holmes spitting at guar guards. tonight he's in suicide watch and in solitary confinement. and we heard from the suspect's families. their lawye
to the shooter. james holmes refusing to cooperate, using evidence bags as hand puppets. what was fueling his bizarre actions in the courtroom. >>> family fight. police called overnight to the jackson home. this photo showing janet jermaine jackson arguing. new details to where the king of pop's mom has really been all the time. >>> and -- the boss' shocking secrets revealed. bruce springsteen opening up. >>> and the whole gang and breaking as we come on the air, that major increase in security at the olympics. the military force is now going to top 18,000 overall. minimum wage guards who weren't adequately trained and the government is not taking any chances now, just three days before the opening ceremonies. >> that's right, opening ceremonies on friday. >>> also ahead, the latest on the punishment for penn state, slapped with major penalties in the wake of that abuse scandal. so much emotional reaction from all sides. and a lot of debate of whether this punishment was too harsh on the school and the students there now. >>> also this morning, we're going to welcome will ferrell, can't wait
disturbing look at james holmes in the courtroom yesterday. abc's dan harris was right there when it happened. and dan, what a bizarre scene. >> reporter: george, honestly, i've never seen anything like it. and if you thought his behavior inside the courtroom was bizarre, abc news is learning now information this morning about his demeanor ever since he was arrested that paints a picture that is even more strange. even before this bizarre spectacle of james holmes in court with that shock of orange higher and that face, looking alternately bug-eyed, bores, or blasted, even before this, police sources tell abc news that holmes has been acting in an extremely strange manner, ever since he was taken into custody. refusing to cooperate, acting as if he was unaffected by his arrest and even after officers put evidence bags over his hands to preserve the gunpowder residue, pretending they were hand puppets. the james holmes we're seeing now is a universe away from the clean-cut, up-and-coming neuroscientist he once was. >> you're currently being held. >> reporter: he remained utterly glazed even wh
or hadn't slept a lot. paint us a picture for what it was like to get a glimpse of holmes today. >> reporter: it was tough, i would imagine, for the many people who were intently watching this. he appeared as some sort of comic book character emerging in that courtroom. i think everyone got over the shock of seeing the red hair, the attention really turned to his demeanor. and i think people were just stunned by his complete dazed look, bewilderment at times, confused. he appeared sedated and completely out of it in many ways. it's led to a lot of speculation throughout the day that he might have been medically sedated by authorities here in the jail in arapahoe county. we've reached out to the sheriff's office in charge of that jail. they say they cannot tell us whether or not he's been medically sedated or given anything. the speculation will have to continue. i think many people were stunned by that. all of this is significant. since he was arrested in the early morning hours of friday, the authorities here in colorado had refused to release his mug shot. this was the first t
holmes applied online on june 25th to join a private gun range about a half hour drive from where he was living. the owner there called back and got a message on james holmes message machine that he described as very weird, almost like the person leaving the message was drunk, he told us gutteral, weird, bizarre, a deep forced voice on reportedly james holmes message machine. he said to his staff this guy doesn't get anywhere near our range until i meet him personally. he told one of our producers he didn't know if this guy was an idiot or what was happening. it was only after the killing that his staff went back and remembered the name matched this guy who had applied online and they found out that this is indeed the guy who applied online to join their gun range and had this very, very odd message machine at his home. it's just bits and pieces but we now know that james holmes was at least trying or attempting to get to a gun range to practice perhaps with the guns that he was using allegedly to kill all of these people. >> drew griffin reporting from denver. >>> tomorrow morning t
didn't say a word. he didn't look at anymore in the courtroom. i'm talking about james holmes. here is he in court this morning for the first time since he opened fire in that colorado movie theater. he wasn't arraigned. he wasn't charged. that is said to happen one week from today. you see him, watch his eyes sitting there quietly next to his public defender. victims family members stared at him but he did not. he barely did much other than open and close his eyes. almost looked like he nodded off, a number of puzzling expressions. at times he looked blank. other times groggy. there might have been concern in his eyes. after a couple of minutes he was taken back to solitary confinement without holmes. he's accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a midnight showing of the dark knight rises. police say they caught him outside, without a fight. he was wearing a gas mask and body armor from head to toe. jim spellman in aurora for us. he was inside the courtroom when holmes appeared. jim, it was tough to get read on him during the appearance. i don't know if he was noddin
: james holmes won't be charged. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them. one for each victim and probably more. 12 people died and several others were hospitalized in critical condition when the gunman opened fire in the crowded movie theater showing the latest batman movie, the dark knight rises. in the month between this week's aarrangement and eventual trial, holmes could face a competency evaluation. for the first time, we are seeing and hearing the suspect james holmes in exclusive video obtained by abc news. it is holmes just after his high school graduation making a suppression at science camp. >> i would like to have superpower and i am might let him have more fun. >> reporter: the suspect is not cooperating with the authorities. and is in solitariy confinement. last night, the people of aurora heard first from president obama. he spent more than two hours with the victims and their families. >> i confessed to them that words are always inadequate in these situations. >> reporter: and then leaders of their community. >> one day, lord, we k
and injured 58. james holmes sits in solitary confinement and the president arrived in colorado sunday offering support and condolences to those who lost their lives. sherrie johnson is here this morning and many of us couldn't take our eyes off the newsreports as they kept unfolding this past weekend. >> reporter: that's right. we learned this morning 24-year- old james holmes, theaccused shooter will appear in court. university of colorado officials are look into whether he used his position to collect hazardous materials. officials are not saying whether they knew the suspect in a mass theater shooting was anything more than a hard work student. holmes has not been cooperating with police and they say it could take months to learn the exact motive for his alleged attack. early friday on a packed theater of people watching the latest batman movie. the attack killed 12 and wounded 58 others. prz obama -- president obama flew to colorado to comfort family members e says he was there as a father and husband. >> i hope that he is here for all of these people, and i tank my looky -- lucky
. the suspect, james holmes, is being held in solitary confinement in a local jail. he is expected to make his first court appearance tomorrow. police say he planned the attack for months. they have now cleared his apartment of booby traps by safely detonating the explosives and flammable liquids left behind. some of the survivors are beginning to return to the scene of the tragedy. we are there bring you their story. >> the community of aurora is banding together. this message of hope, love and sorrow is the latest show of hope for the 12 people who died and those injured in the movie theater shooting as suspected shooter james holmes sits in jail. some of the people who lived throughout horror returned to the scene. >> i haven't been able to sleep. all of it has been going through my head. >> lisa tells me she was fortunate enough to get out of the theater not long after the shooting began. >> i was like five feet away from him. he had a gas mask on and a bulletproof vest and gunshots on him and one on his waste and he took the one in his hand and it started going off. >> her step dad used t
holmes remains jailed in isolation in colorado while families of the 12 people he is areused of killing ou planning a funeral and memorial services. prosecutors are building their case against him. the latest from our aurora, colorado. >> this makeshift memorial near the theater is drawing people, many who did not know the but still feel the loss. >> it becomes really real. >> among the visitors, the stars of the "batman" movie, christian bale. also spent time with survivors and first responders. >> he was there to show his support and show that people cared. >> mr. holmes, do you have any questions? >> james holmes will undergo psychological evaluations during the month-long investigation. prosecutors will also look records at the medical school where he was a ph.d. student an interview family and friends. officials were back at the theater collecting evidence in the apartment that he had booby trap with a device is meant to kill. safely removed, investigators hope to find more clues as to what led one man to cause so much destruction and heartache. after charges are filed monday, key
was a 6 year old who just learned to swim. james holmes made his first court appearance monday with flaming red hair and a dazed look. holmes sat silent. one father says holmes looked demonic. sanchez says his daughter barely escaped the theater. her husband was shot in the head and remains in a coma. >> she confirmed this morning, when it's your own daughter, she escaped from death by just mere seconds, i would say, it makes you angry. >> holmes is not cooperating with investigators. reports indicate he was plotting the massacre for a number of months. >>> close call for more than a dozen moms and newborn babies in annapolis, evacuated from the arundel county medical center after a three alarm fire. it broke out on the third floor around 6:00. the floor is dedicated to women recovering from childbirth. smoke removal took an extended period of time. we forced air in to the building from outside. they tried to evacuate the smoke from the building. >> 60 firefighters responded to the blaze. no one was hurt. the fire was out in 15 minutes. investigators are looking for a cause. >>
theater massacre. there is james holmes there. he makes his first court appearance today. investigators are focused on one question. how did he go from a ph.d. candidate to masterminding one of the worst shootings in u.s. hi history? >>> we have so many stories of heroism emerging from that terrible night. including those who did whatever they could to protect their loved ones. we are remember those 12 victims this morning. people in aurora mourning them in an emotional vigil last night. you see the 12 crosses already set up. from across the movie theater. i was touched last night, after each victim's name was read, everyone said, we will remember. >> we will remember. >> and we will. >> you saw the crosses there. greg zanis, the man who set them up after the columbine massacre, drove 16 hours to set them up there from illinois. we're going to go to david muir. on is scene since friday. he's outside the courthouse where james holmes is expected to make his first appearance today. good morning, david. >> reporter: they're expecting to see the suspect's face for first time today. we're to
of the families were in the courthouse. i can only imagine how painful that must have been for them to see holmes in there and kind of act so, unfazed by everything. >> you can see the emotion on their faces too as they walked in. it appeared some of them were crying. what i found interesting is that you had perfect strangers who never knew, never knew each other before this tragedy and together some of them wanted to hold hands as they walked in. i also heard that in court, other families that were walking and meeting for the first time hugged in the middle of the courtroom. nice to meet you. they seemed to be unified, in this experience together. i think you are going to be seeing a lot more of that as, the hearing, the trial resumes. >> the bond of common loss on display in that courtroom. thank you to abc's brandi hitt reporting live from centennial, colorado. thank you, brandi. stay with abc news on the air and online as we cover every development from colorado in this horrible story. you can find updates at abcnews.com. >>> turning to politics and the west coast where the president and mitt
massacre inside of that colorado movie theater. james holmes made his first court appearance since the shooting rampage that left 12 people dead, and 58 others wounded. holmes had the hair dyed bright red and orange and you can see he appeared somewhat emotionless and somber as he sat next to his attorney in the courtroom. what we know is for mall charges are going to be filed against holmes monday. the judge assigned a public defender for the case, and sometime today holmes' family is expect t expected to say something and issue a statement. i want to go to casey wian who is in san diego, and you are at the home, i believe, of the suspect's family and that they are going to be talking later today. what have they said so far? >> well, actually, suzanne, where i am is outside of the office of the criminal defense attorney named lisa dam ymiani o is represent iing the holmes' family and she says she will come out in three hours and read a prepared statement from the holmes' family and take some lim limited questions from the news media. she said that she has been in touch with mr. ho
and prosecutors say that james holmes could face the death penalty. he's accused of booby-trapping his apartment where investigators seized a batman poster and a map connected to the movie. 12 moviegoers died and 5 were wounded in the shooting. >>> at a vigil honoring victims, colorado's governor diminished the triggerman. >> and i refuse to say his name. [ cheers ] >> governor john licken looper and other -- hickenlooper and others spoke in colorado yesterday. he explained that he and the nation feel their pain. >> we can all understand what it would be to have somebody that we love taken from us in this fashion. >> and president obama consoled the brother of jessica ghawi killed in the shooting. he also met with those wounded and are recovering. >>> coming up at 7:15, why some republicans say gun control is not the answer. we will also have continuing coverage throughout the morning and we have additional photos on the tab at ktvu.com. >>> president obama is here in the bay area this morning, a day earlier than scheduled after his visit to colorado. this is a live picture. there is air force o
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